Keep reading after my review of Kiss Me Again for details about all the books in the set and for a chance to enter to win a lovely release celebration prize.
This was the first book I'd read in the series, and the most recently published one. Although part of a series, you can read Kiss Me Again as a stand-alone. Andee and Buck have been together since high school, and married for ten years, the point at which romantic love can slide closer to love between friends. This was the situation Andee found herself in as Buck shuts down. Date nights have evolved into marathon Mad Men watching sessions. Andee fears Buck is losing interest and she is desperate to re-ignite the spark. Buck has problems on the job and is eager to spread his wings, but fears how Andee will deal with the upheaval to her carefully mapped out plans for their future.
It boils down to rediscovering how to talk to each other. The love is there, just buried under the daily routine, and it takes sitting down and really talking to each other to rediscovered why they've been perfect for each other all their lives. Kristi Rose does a fantastic job of detailing how easy it is to lose sight of each other, and the joy of finding the spark that oftentimes goes missing as married coupled take each other for granted. I loved this story and the series, and the cast of characters that Rose adds to the series and loving and supportive.
I'm happy to give this book 5 happy sunflowers.
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Here's a synopsis of her Second Chance Series.
LOVE COMES HOME: A Collection of Second Chance Short Stories
by Kristi Rose | August 18, 2015
A collection of 5 sweet, heartwarming contemporary romances about forgiveness, second chances, and loving through difficult times. The perfect length books to satisfy your need to read when time is limited. Great for the carpool, waiting in line, running kids to practice, or lounging on the beach.
Book 1: Second Chances
Fourteen years ago Lorelei Parker fell in love with her best friend, Cole Williams, but instead of forever she ended up with a broken heart. Now, if they can put their past behind them, Lorelei and Cole may find a second chance.
Book 2: Once Again
Evie Barker works hard, takes care of her ailing mother, and finds pleasure in her simple life. The memory of a complicated childhood is all that remains of the old days—And good riddance.
Grady Duke blew out of town before the ink on his high school diploma was dry. A six year stint in the Marine Corps gave him a good dose of the real world. Returning home, sixteen years later, Ph.D in hand, the last person he expects to find next door is Evie.
Neither can escape the memory of one reckless summer together nor the wild attraction they still feel. But taking risks is not in Evie’s disposition. Even if Grady is the one man who can offer her the happiness she’s been missing. But he could also break her in an unimaginable way. Regardless, Grady must atone for the past and prove he’s worth a second chance.
Book 3: Reason to Stay
Shea Barker ran away on a greyhound ten years ago. Now a rising Nashville song-writer, determined to make it on her own, she’s set her eyes on everything but her past.
When her momma’s funeral forces her back to her hometown, she has no intention of staying longer than necessary. Until she meets Leo Marshall, the soft spoken journalist who sees her for who she wants to be, and suddenly a future she never expected opens up. Maybe her lyrics aren’t the only place where love is found.
Book 4: He’s the One
Having given up on the dream of a husband but refusing to give up the dream of a baby, Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket. When a fire puts her dreams on hold, she turns to her oldest friend Jared to help her through, like he always has.
Jared doesn’t mind running to help his brother’s ex-wife, Melinda, whenever she needs him. But while helping her repair her sunroom and learning of her hopes for a family, Jared has an idea of how he can fix even more than her home.
Book 5: Kiss me Again
Andee’s ten-year marriage has lost its spark. Whether it’s attending couples counseling or a BDSM dungeon, Andee will do whatever it takes to reignite the flame. But when all her measures fail and leave her frustrated, Andee wonders if anything will rekindle the fire she so desperately desires.
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About Kristi Rose
Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world but now, a wife and mother, she's resigned to traveling to the grocery store. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story. That’s what Kristi likes to write. Stories about everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.
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